10th May 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Inspired Entertainment has reported a 10.1% decline in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, the result of a dip in the performance of its server-based gaming (SBG) division. Server-based gaming decline hits Inspired in Q1 Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots Table games Inspired Entertainment has reported a 10.1% decline in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, the result of a dip in the performance of its server-based gaming (SBG) division.Total revenue fell to $33.7m (£25.9m/€30.0m) – which Inspired noted was down 3.5% on a functional currency basis – as a result of total SBG revenue falling 14.8% year-on-year to $23.7m. Within the division, service revenue dropped 11.7% to $20.8m, while revenue from hardware declined 31.8% to $2.9m.By the end of the quarter on March 31, 2019, the number of machines installed grew 11.6% from the prior year, to 35,286. This, Inspired said, was down to the continuing roll-out of terminals for OPAP in Greece, as well as new contract awards in the UK retail sector and ongoing machine growth in Italy.With 500 additional terminals deployed in Greece in Q1, there are now over 7,300 in operation across the market. Italian performance, meanwhile, was boosted by a 4.2% increase in customer gross win per unit per day, though this was offset by an increase in tax on terminal revenue, which reduced net win per unit per day by 22%.With the quarter ending just before the maximum stake on B2 gaming machines was slashed to £2 in the UK, much of the focus in Q1 was on the roll-out of alternative machine-based products.This included 125 self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) sold and deployed, as well as 50 Flex B3 terminals, installed towards the end of the quarter. Inspired also struck a deal for the roll-out of 100 Sabre Hydra electronic table games, which will be deployed in the second half of the year.“As we move into the second quarter, we have begun to see the impact of the April implementation of the new £2 stake limit in the UK,” Inspired executive chairman Lorne Weil said. “I applaud the efforts of our UK team, which has successfully remodeled and converted our games and software to satisfy the new requirements on an accelerated timetable.”Inspired’s Virtual Sports division, including its interactive arm, saw revenue grow 2.4% year-on-year to $9.9m. The number of operators offering its virtuals products increased to 101, up 7.4%, including the launch of Rush Football 2 with BetStars and the Moroccan Lottery.Interactive customers increased to 35, with two new customers launched in the first quarter via the Scientific Games-owned NYX platform. A proprietary virtuals offering was rolled out with Genting Online, and its contract with Bet365 was renewed for a further three years. It also sealed a new contract to provide the British Columbia Lottery Corporation with its virtuals, slots and table game content.Inspired saw a decline in revenue lead to declines in costs for the period. Cost of services was down 10.9% year-on-year to $5.4m, while hardware costs dropped 59.5% to $1.6m. Selling, administrative and general expenses were down marginally to $14.7m and depreciation and amortisation fell to $9.7m.Despite marginal increases in stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition-related costs, Inspired’s operating loss fell to $702,000.However, finance related costs impacted earnings, resulting in the Q1 pre-tax loss rising to $5.0m. Once income taxes of $93,000 were paid, the loss stood at $4.9m, up from $498,000 in the prior year.Looking ahead to the rest of the year, Weil said he was confident that Inspired could mitigate at least some of the impact of the B2 machine stake cut, though added that this was likely to reduce full-year earnings by up to $11m.“However, with only one month of data, we are not yet prepared to predict either player adoption rates or the acceleration of the mitigants with greater specificity,” he added. “We continue to see strong growth in our virtual sports and interactive businesses and we are extremely focused and encouraged by our business development activity across a number of key territories,” Weil continued.“In particular we have a unique opportunity and a clear strategy to build our VLT, Virtual Sports and Interactive businesses in North America and we expect to see more meaningful results starting in the fourth quarter of 2019 when we plan to commence shipments of VLTs into the market.” Tags: Mobile OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Southern Europe Greece Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Email Address read more
BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) 2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchange read more
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See all posts by Royston Wild Many UK share investors don’t like penny stocks. This is because their low liquidity can lead to extreme price volatility and share pickers can often end up selling at a big discount to what they bought for.As a long-term investor, though, I’m not put off by the prospect of fresh choppiness. If I buy quality stocks, regardless of whether or not they trade below £1, I think they should still surge in price over a long time horizon. Here are two penny stocks I’d happily buy in June.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A low-cost penny stock with BIG dividendsIn recent days I wrote about FTSE 100 share WPP and explained how marketing spending is steadily picking up momentum. Businesses are spending shedloads on advertising to attract customers following the shockwave of Covid-19. But it’s not just the ad agencies that are benefitting from this upswing, of course.Take penny stock XLMedia (LSE: XLM) for instance. This UK share owns and operates around 2,000 websites and provides digital marketing data spanning the betting and sports industries. It is therefore well placed to ride the broader pick-up in advertising activity. And what’s more, the company is expanding its presence in the US to turbocharge revenues growth.Today XL Media trades at 46.3p per share. This leaves it trading on a mega-low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of below 11 times. The company faces significant indirect risks from the gambling regulatory landscape as many of its clients are online betting companies. 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ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571086/ciceron-406-jvc-arq Clipboard Photographs: Luis Gordoa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico Manufacturers: Ducasse Industrial Projects Year: Architectural Design: Cicerón 406 / JVC ArqSave this projectSaveCicerón 406 / JVC ArqSave this picture!© Luis GordoaApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Photographs Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571086/ciceron-406-jvc-arq Clipboard José Vigil Carvallo, Juan Carlos Pérez Zamora “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Luis GordoaRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. This is an apparently flat site with an irregular shape. It has a total area of 1227.35 m2. It is a residential complex composed of an apartment building with floor heights of 3.15 m., which houses a total of 14 apartments in four levels, and a shared parking with a floor height of 4.50 m.Save this picture!SectionThe building has pedestrian access through a square that leads to a lobby, which in turn leads to the accesses of each apartment, and vehicular access through a ramp that leads down to the parking area.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe building is constructed at level -4.95; where the parking is. The apartments are at level -0.45 relative to the ground level (0.00);Save this picture!© Luis GordoaIn addition to the above, the project consists of a vehicular access ramp, access aisles to the apartments, two elevators, two staircases and a central courtyard. The project consists of 14 apartments identified with the numbers: 102, 103, 104, 105, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 301, 302, 303, 304 and 305; which are distributed at different levels that make up the building, starting at level -0.45 m. relative to the level of the sidewalk.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe now define and describe the distribution of each of the housing spaces that form the project.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaParkingIt is located at the level -4.95 m. It has a floor area of 1143.04 m2, which is used as a parking lot, with a capacity of 33 cars; 3 of them small (2.20 by 4.20 m), 28 large (2.50 by 5.00 m), and 2 spaces for disabled (3.80 x 5.00 m).Save this picture!© Luis GordoaLobbyIt is located on level -0.45 and only has a waiting room, and a guardhouse with separate bathroom.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessLe 205 / Atelier ModernoSelected ProjectsSix ‘Cathedrals of Culture’ Tell Their Stories in New 3D FilmVideosProject locationAddress:Cicerón 406, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 Cicerón 406 / JVC Arq Architects: JVC arq Year Completion year of this architecture project + 45 Share CopyAbout this officeJVC arqOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsWoodMexico CityMexicoPublished on December 01, 2014Cite: “Cicerón 406 / JVC Arq” [Cicerón 406 / JVC Arq] 01 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses General Contractor: ArchDaily Consultant:S3 Associates Inc., S3 Associates inc.Structural System:timber flameSite Area:119.68m2Building Area:71.63m2City:NeyagawaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaText description provided by the architects. This property is located in a densely developed residential neighborhood of Osaka. The client had lived on the site since childhood, so when he commissioned us to design a new house there, we began by soliciting extensive input from him because he of course knew the characteristics of the site intimately. Following these discussions, we decided we wanted to build a house that would enable him to discover new things within this familiar place. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe property is boxed in by neighboring houses. The space between the structures is just wide enough for a person to pass through, and is further obstructed by air conditioning units and water heaters on the exterior walls. Probably due to this environment, the client had struggled for many years with a lack of natural light and problematic dampness in the house. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaSetting the new structure back from the surrounding properties would have allowed in more natural light, but this type of design would also have introduced an alien element into the neighborhood, and we therefore did not feel that it was the best solution. Instead, we sought a design that intentionally maintained the densely packed atmosphere.Save this picture!PlanThe solution we arrived at was to build out as close as possible to the neighboring houses, tracing the silhouette of the previous structure, but to also carve out small gardens on three sides. The breezes that pass down the gaps between the houses enter these concave gardens, flowing into the interior along with natural light. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaA similar hollow on the fourth side of the house (the street side) contains the approach. The frontage of this house is about twice as long as that of its neighbors, but because the hollow divides the façade into two sections, it fits in with the scale of the surrounding houses. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe four indentations divide the interior space into zones that serve different functions. They are connected by a centrally located main room, which has a double-height ceiling and a lacey expanded-metal floor on the upper level. This allows soft light to enter the space from four directions, creating a living environment diametrically opposed to the one which the client previously inhabited. It is our hope that the house will allow the family to enjoy their life in this neighborhood, both now and in future generations.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaProject gallerySee allShow lessKartasan House / Atelier Vens VanbelleSelected ProjectsJames Cook University Verandah Walk / Wilson ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project IFA Inc., IFA inc. House in Matsuyacho / Shogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Matsuyacho / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880457/house-in-matsuyacho-shogo-aratani-architect-and-associates Clipboard “COPY” House in Matsuyacho / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880457/house-in-matsuyacho-shogo-aratani-architect-and-associates Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Neyagawa, Japan “COPY” Year: Projects Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Grohe, Toto Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa+ 22 Share Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeShogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNeyagawaJapanPublished on September 29, 2017Cite: “House in Matsuyacho / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates” 28 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
United Steelworkers Local 8751 President Andre François, top, with members of Team Solidarity.After more than two years of hard-fought struggle, last year the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union — United Steelworkers Local 8751 — won a historic victory against global giant Veolia/Transdev, one of the most notorious capitalist union busters, as well as Boston Public School bosses, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and their media mouthpieces.Four fired union leaders, out of work since October 2013 on bogus charges of leading a wildcat strike, went back to work on Dec. 23, 2015. Transdev bosses were bound and determined that the four would never return. But at 4 p.m. on Dec. 18, after a marathon 25-hour negotiating session, Veolia and city bosses signed comprehensive settlement agreements with the union that reinstated President Andre François, Vice President Steve Kirschbaum, Financial Secretary Steve Gillis and Grievance Chair Garry Murchison.In addition to reinstatement of the four with full seniority rights and a substantial monetary payment, the local won a contract with economic justice and the protection of 40 years of thecollective bargaining process.What are the lessons that can be learned from this victory? How can they be put to use to help the working class push back against the decades-long anti-labor offensive? How can we reverse the tide of concessions, setbacks and the decline in union density that Ronald Reagan’s breaking of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization instigated? We can learn a lot from this small union — smaller than PATCO — that used the weapon of solidarity to push back the evil capitalist monster that the workers call “Transdevil.”Below are excerpts from the first part of a conference call dialog between Team Solidarity and Workers World Party, held Feb. 14, 2016, on “harvesting the lessons of the Boston victory.” More of the dialog will be published in future issues, and the full discussion will be online at workers.org.‘A gravity-defying victory’:Larry HolmesFirst Secretary, Workers World PartyThe big question before us is how on earth was the Boston School Bus Drivers Union able to compel this incredible, gravity-defying victory in the present global environment — where capitalism is so strong and so concentrated that the odds of workers winning in any given struggle are, at best, challenging, especially a relatively small local of about 900 members, United Steelworkers Local 8751.Workers World Party’s role was important. And the reality of the union’s long history in the struggle against racism — its ties to leaders and organizations in the Black community in Boston — was indeed an important factor. And there was solidarity from those outside the union, whether from other unions or other progressive people.Solidarity is a complex issue. Certainly there was a lot of solidarity on paper and financial contributions, necessary when you have four people who are not getting salaries for two years. But there is a difference between a union passing a resolution supporting another union and a union sending 10 or 20 workers to join a picket line.There are different levels of solidarity. In this capitalist crisis, more material forms of solidarity, as opposed to symbolic forms of solidarity, will become more and more necessary.But any trade unionist, any militant worker, looking at what happened in Boston, might ask themselves: How did this union, this local, often at odds with its international, often at odds with the union hierarchy, how did it take on a monstrous, multibillion-dollar transnational corporation that prides itself on its expertise in decapitating and busting unions — take it on and prevail?How is it that this company could not separate a handful of leaders from the rest of the union? One would think that, in these days, the rank and file might hang on and support the leaders for a little while, a few months, a half-year, maybe a year — but two years! Day in, day out, months, coming through on everything!What was most decisive — though not the only factor — is the fact that the Boston School Bus Drivers Union is not a union where a few people represent the workers. It is a rank-and-file union; it is a union where the workers run the union. They are empowered by it, and this is unusual in many places, but very unusual in this country. Many trade unionists will tell you that, in most instances, union leadership and union staff become separated from the rank and file, even well-meaning, progressive union leaders and staff. Months and years and decades go by, and they have very little contact and very little political and social interaction with the rank and file. If workers come to a couple of meetings a year, that’s significant. Sometimes workers forget they are even in a union, and that reflects their relative alienation from the leadership.But the Boston School Bus Drivers Union is the opposite of that. It’s a different kind of union, and that takes work — not only one meeting a week in a yard, but meetings every day, especially if the union’s under attack. This is important in how to analyze what was decisive in this victory. Other unions are not like that. When the company comes down, the union and the workers are not prepared, and then the company prevails, usually quite easily, no matter how much symbolic solidarity the union gets.But in a union like this one, hard work, concentrated day-in, day-out work, makes it a union of the workers, not just for the workers with a few people far away who exert power. That is a big lesson from this victory. I hope we can share this revolutionary way of organizing that’s the antithesis of “business unionism.”‘If you stick togetherand you don’t waver’:Andre FrançoisPresident, USW Local 8751,and one of the FourThere’s no other solidarity than this since I’ve been born, since I’ve been working, You’ve been there with your money, you’ve been there in person, you’ve been there with your ideas. And I couldn’t thank you enough for your solidarity. All I can say is that I guarantee it’s going to stay with me until the day I die. I’ll take that to my grave. I’ll tell my children about it, I’ll tell my grandchildren about it. I went from being a fired worker, a fired recording secretary and unemployed, to being an employed union president because you gave solidarity and help.It’s a victory that we will take back to the school — that we were able to pull it off without a strike. That says a lot in this day and age. You don’t have a strike, and you have a struggle like that. Right now, Boston Public School administration has actually let the company know, “Once you failed to get rid of these drivers, now you have to work with them.” That’s a real testament on how strong and tough you can be if you stick together, and you don’t waver for this long.‘Building a movement’:Chuck TurnerFormer Boston City Councilorand community activistFirstly, if Team Solidarity—and the Four who were fired—had not stayed together, had not continued to do the work that was necessary to keep the membership together, if they had not been willing to make the tremendous sacrifices that they made, it would have been impossible for the victory to have happened. So the willingness of people to sacrifice and endure and persist is to me a driving force in the victory.Secondly, USW 8751 is a different type of union. The leadership are workers, and the workers are leaders. While the Four who were fired are seen as Team Solidarity, the reality is that the union is Team Solidarity. That solidarity, combined with the sacrifices, courage and persistence of the Four, created the momentum that enabled the victory to take place.The third factor is that not only had this union throughout its history focused on the needs and concerns of its members, it has recognized its members are part of a larger community under siege. The union has been in solidarity, not only with its own members, but in solidarity with the community. There are innumerable struggles that we could talk about — from coming together with the community to save a key post office, to the coming together with workers in other unions, to the struggle around education. Because the bus drivers got very involved in organizing around education — not just the question of jobs, but the question of the quality of education, the actions of the school administration that were not in the best interests of our children. The bus drivers did the work over the decades of creating the bond of support with the community. That meant when there was this crisis, there was a level of support in the community, despite all the attempts by the city and Veolia to break down that relationship.There’s a word that gets misused and not understood but there was a love — and there continues to be an outpouring of love — that is a recognition of our need to be together, to appreciate each other, to stick together with each other, that the union leadership has shown throughout its history. It’s that spirit of love that the solidarity has been built around and that has enabled a tremendous victory, not only for the rights of workers — and particularly Black workers — but for the example that through solidarity and loving relationships we can overcome even the greatest of odds.To be continued.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A judge denied a preliminary injunction on Wednesday that would have allowed a local church to legally hold indoor services despite an order by Gov. Gavin Newsom — and a cease and desist order by local officials — to end such services.Harvest Rock Church was hoping to receive a restraining order at today’s hearing, but instead now must decide to close or continue breaking the law.“Following the oral argument, Judge Jesus G. Bernal denied the request for a preliminary injunction,” according to a statement by Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit religious liberty organization that promotes litigation related to evangelical Christian values.“Liberty Counsel immediately filed an appeal. Liberty Counsel will also file with the same judge a request for an injunction pending appeal, which the court will also deny. But that procedure is required to make a similar request before the Court of Appeals.”The church has been holding indoor services since mid-July despite an order by Newsom enacted to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The order does not bar churches from meeting outdoors provided social distancing guidelines are followed. Other churches are meeting online.In its lawsuit, the Pasadena church claims Newsom’s ban violates the right to religious freedom clause of the First Amendment and the “cherished liberties for which so many have fought and died.”On Tuesday, city officials sent a letter to the church ordering the indoor services to stop.“Harvest Rock Church received a letter from the City of Pasadena’s code compliance officer demanding that in-person worship services cease,” Liberty Counsel posted on its website. “The letter states that the City of Pasadena will continue to enforce the governor’s orders “until the present emergency ends.”After receiving the letter, the Liberty Counsel claimed the church has enjoyed a good relationship with the City of Pasadena.But the rest of the response was not nearly as cordial.Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Must have a different Constitution than the one ratified by the states.”“While Gov. Newsom encourages tens of thousands of people to gather for mass protests, he bans all in-person worship and home Bible studies and fellowship. Such repression is well-known in despotic governments, and it is shocking that even home fellowship is banned in America. Neither history of the church nor the Constitution is on the side of the governor,” Staver said.According to City News Service, church leaders claim Harvest Rock, which has 162 member churches throughout the state, including campuses in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, “cannot fulfill its vital ministry and sincere religious beliefs without gathering together in person, and that it cannot effectively engage in its constitutionally protected free exercise of religion on the Internet.”“…Gov. Newsom repeatedly encourages tens of thousands of protestors, saying, ‘God bless you. 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Home / Daily Dose / LGBT and Mortgage Leaders Collaborate to Better Diversity and Inclusion LGBT and Mortgage Leaders Collaborate to Better Diversity and Inclusion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HUD Secretary on Homelessness: “It’s Everybody’s Problem” Next: Default Data After the Great Recession On Thursday, the American Mortgage Diversity Council is partnering with Bank of America to host an LGBT roundtable Town Hall in Dallas, Texas. The roundtable is the first of several such events planned across the country during 2018, designed to spur communication between the mortgage industry and the communities they serve. The events will culminate in late 2018 with a report on key findings impacting diversity issues within the mortgage industry.John Rieger, Executive Director for the American Mortgage Diversity Council, said, “This roundtable Town Hall connects the leaders of the Dallas LGBT community into a collaborative dialogue with the leaders of the mortgage banking and financial services industry to shed light on the challenges facing all facets of their community in an effort to ensure that diversity and inclusion remains a top priority.”Calling diversity and inclusion “core values,” Bank of America released a statement of support saying, “Bank of America is excited to be a part of the LGBT Town Hall and to be able to engage in open dialogue with LGBT community leaders on topics that will help to broaden perspectives, drive positive change and engagement with our employees and clients.” Bank of America said they are looking forward to the LGBT Town Hall providing “the opportunity to foster courageous conversations between LGBT community leaders and leaders of banks and mortgage companies that will support the enhancement and development of strategies, products and services that benefit and support our LGBT customers.”The Dallas event will connect LGBT community leaders with industry executives, featuring panels and roundtable discussions on topics including:Legislation on extending Fair Housing Act protections to LGBT individualsFederal programs that encourage LGBT homeownershipCreating a culture of inclusiveness in the workplaceWorkplace discrimination protectionsUnconscious bias trainingAttendees will include a broad spectrum of leaders from both the Dallas LGBT community and the mortgage industry. Confirmed LGBT community leaders will include representatives from the Resource Center of Dallas, AIDS Services of Dallas, Transgender Education Network of Texas, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Hope Charities, Cathedral of Hope Church, Legacy Counseling, Prism Health Services, AIDS Outreach Center, and Outlast Youth.“So many people and companies overlook the specific needs of the LGBT community and end up with a missed opportunity with potential clients,” said Melissa Grove, Executive Director of Legacy Counseling. “Often the solution is simple: awareness. This event offers a dialogue that will bring about much needed awareness in the banking world.”On the industry side, the summit will include executives from US Bank, MSI, Accumatch, Bank of America, Mr. Cooper, and the Five Star Institute, including Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado.Kim Morris, SVP, Tax Operations, Accumatch, said, “Our strength lies in our diversity. Without it, we would be a boring society, all with the same ideas. Buying into diversity and accepting our differences makes us powerful.”“It is imperative that the full power of the banking industry is both seen as being diverse and supporting the many causes that support the fight of discrimination and stigma that is seen in the LGBT community, which leads to homelessness, issues with addiction, and other social needs,” said Neil Cazares-Thomas, Senior Pastor at Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ. “The more we can do to reduce stigma, the better off our world will be.”You can find more information about the event, and about the American Mortgage Diversity Council, by clicking here. 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Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago read more
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